What is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)?
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has the responsibility of enforcement of federal laws which make it illegal to discriminate against job applicants and employee’s due to their race, color, religion, disability, sex to include pregnancy, nation of origin, age including and beyond forty years, or genetic information. The Commission enforces laws that make it illegal to discriminate against someone because they have complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or taken part in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. The majority of employers who have a minimum of fifteen employee’s are covered by EEOC laws. In age discrimination cases, employers with a minimum of twenty employee’s are covered under these laws. The majority of employment agencies and labor unions are covered under these laws as well. The laws apply to every type of work situation, to include hiring, firing, promotion, training, wages and benefits. The rol
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a US federal agency empowered by Congress, particularly since the passage of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, to help enforce laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace. The Commission was first established in the early 1960s, but is was not until 1964 that the EEOC was given the congressional power it needed to pursue those companies with discriminatory practices, through lawsuits. The Civil Rights Act, in Title VII of its law specifically gives the Commission the rights to oversee the employment practices of both private and government employers, and to enforce the administration of laws set forth by the US government to combat discrimination.